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Healthiest STate Month

It's all about 5-2-1-0 in October!



Each year throughout October, schools, communities, early care programs, workplaces and health care clinics celebrate 5-2-1-0 Healthy Choices Count during Healthiest State Month!  


Each week of Healthiest State Month focuses on a different 5-2-1-0 Healthy Choices Count! habit:

1 hour of physical activity 

Week 1

Focus on getting 1 hour of physical activity each day. Participate in the Healthiest State Annual Walk.

5 or more fruits and veggies 

Week 2

Focus on eating 5 fruits or vegetables each day.  Participate in Iowa Local Food Day, sponsored by Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship.

2 hours or less of screen time 

Week 3

Focus on 2 hours or less of screen time each day. Reduce screen time by reading a book or participate in a program that doesn't require a screen.

0 sugary drinks

Week 4

Focus on drinking 0 sugary beverages and more water each day. Water is fuel for your body!  To keep your body running smoothly, drink plenty of water throughout the day!